Day in history for June 27, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
Stone laying for the foundation of Captain Robinson's new block on the corner of Washington Street in Rock Island is under way.

1900 -- 100 years ago
H.J. Byshe resigned as manager of the Central Union Telephone Co. in Moline. W.B. Roberts, manager of the Rock Island office, was placed in charge of both exchanges.

1925 -- 75 years ago
The old Gallup house on 3rd Avenue and 4th Street, Rock Island, a mansion in the 1850s, is being razed.

1950 -- 50 years ago
After a two-year lapse, fire returned yesterday to the Dixline company plant, Galva, and caused damage estimated close to $10,000. The firm manufactures casket hardware. Although there was considerable damage, the flames were halted quicker than the fire of July 18, 1947, which virtually wiped out the entire plant. The damage at the last blaze was $150,000 and at the time was called the worst fire in Galva's history.

1975 -- 25 years ago
A birthday can be a ``hairy deal'' when your gift is a visit to a beauty salon for your first haircut. Christine Hollemback celebrated her fifth birthday by having her sit-upon tresses, which have grown uncut since birth, cropped to a shoulder length style. Her mother plans to save the beautiful blond braids.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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